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NCSRD IIT Newsletter reports 5G activities in 5GENESIS Athens platform:

The Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications (IIT), NCSRD, dedicates in its newsletter the month of October to 5G Networks. The workshop “5G Trials in Europe: 5G Experimentation Facilities and Vertical Trials: Current Status and Future Perspectives” and the 5G!Drones Athens Trials are core topics of this newsletter. The workshop was successfully organised by the Media Networks Laboratory (MNL) on Wednesday 14 October, between 9:00-15:00 CEST, in the frame of H2020 projects 5GENESIS and 5G!Drones with the support of the 5G-PPP partnership. It was attended online by almost 100 participants. On 19-21 October 2020 in the frame of the 5G!Drones project, MNL’s researcher Dr. Harilaos Koumaras along with international consortium partners, i.e. Cosmote, HEPTA, CAFA Tech, robots.expert, Municipality of Egaleo and INFOLYSiS conducted technical flight trials with drones in 5G network at the Stavros Mavrothalassitis municipal stadium of Egaleo and at Cosmote Academy. More information available at:
https://www.iit.demokritos.gr/newsevents/iit-dedicates-october-5g-networks/

5G!Drones Athens Trials over the 5GENESIS Athens platform (Efgaleo Stadium & Cosmote Academy)

Dr Harilaos Koumaras, scientific responsible for Media Networks Laboratory’s H2020 project 5G!Drones, along with representatives from partners Cosmote, HEPTA, CAFA Tech, robots.expert, Municipality of Egaleo and INFOLYSiS conducted technical flight trials with drones in 5G network at the Stavros Mavrothalassitis municipal stadium of Egaleo, on 19-20 October 2020 and on Cosmote Academy premises,on 21 October 2020, in Athens, both locations being part of the 5GENESIS Athens platform..

More information available:
https://www.iit.demokritos.gr/newsevents/5gdrones-feasibility-tests-athens/

5G!Drones project finalized a set of trials at the 5GENESIS Athens platform at COSMOTE premises

On Wednesday 21st of October, 5G!Drones project finalized a set of trials at the 5GENESIS Athens platform at COSMOTE premises (Cosmote Academy) in Athens, Greece. The trials were executed using the Cosmote Edge server in the context of Use Case #4 (connectivity during crowded events). The main goal was to monitor the interoperability of drones and 5G under specific events. Many partners from 5GENESIS and 5G!Drones projects participated including NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”, COSMOTE and INFOLYSiS (from Greece), CAFA Tech (from Estonia), and robots.expert (from Finland). More information and videos will follow. Stay tuned!

COSMOTE has successfully tested its Pilot 5G NSA network

5GENESIS partner COSMOTE has successfully tested its Pilot 5G NSA network, consisting of 5G Nokia Airscale BTS attached to Athonet vEPC Core. COSMOTE R&D Airscale System initial configuration uses 2×2 MIMO radio units and 100MHz bandwidth.

5GENESIS at the 20th INFOCOM World 2018 in Athens, Greece

The project coordinator Dr. Anastasios Kourtis presented 5GENESIS (presentation) at the 20th INFOCOM World 2018 in Athens on 21 November 2018 at Athens Conference Center. The presentation was entitled “5th Generation End-to-End Network, Experimentation, System Integration and Showcasing: The case of the 5GENESIS Project” and given as invited talk in Cosmote workshop on the mobile operator’s 5G plans and research activities. Demo sessions were also available by Cosmote in 5G business cases, such as media and entertainment.